Xinjiang Flying Tigers

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Xinjiang Flying Tigers
Xinjiang Flying Tigers logo
Leagues CBA
Founded 1999
History Xinjiang Flying Tigers
(1999–present)
Arena Hongshan Arena
Arena Capacity 3,800
Location Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China
Team colors Sky Blue, White
         
Main sponsor Guanghui Group
(1999-2010)
Tianshan R-C Bank
(2010-present)
Head coach China Li Qiuping
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
Xinjiang Flying Tigers
Chinese 新疆广汇飞虎
Hanyu Pinyin Xīnjiāng Guǎnghuì Fēihǔ

The Xinjiang Tianshan Rural-Commercial Bank Flying Tigers (新疆天山农商银行飞虎) or Xinjiang Tianshan Nongshang Yinhang or Xinjiang Flying Tigers are a professional basketball team based in Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China, which plays in the North Division of the Chinese Basketball Association. The Tianshan Rural-Commercial Bank is club's corporate sponsor while its mascot is a flying tiger.

The team's long-time former corporate sponsor was the Xinjiang Guanghui Group, Ltd. (新疆广汇集团有限公司). The club joined the league ahead of the 1999–00 CBA season, as the first step in the organization's plans to expand into the country's western interior.

History[edit]

During the 2004–05 CBA season, the Xinjiang Flying Tigers finished in third place in the North Division, but lost in the Quarter-Finals of the CBA Playoffs to the South Division's Jiangsu Dragons. In the 2005–06 CBA season, they finished in second place in the North Division, but were again eliminated by Jiangsu in the Quarter-Finals.

Xinjiang's success in recent years has been highlighted by three straight trips to the CBA Finals at the end of the 2008–09 CBA season, 2009–10 CBA season, and 2010–11 CBA season, as well as another appearance in the championship series following the 2013–14 CBA season. The Flying Tigers failed to win the title on all four occasions.

Outside of China, the team is best known for holding 2016 NBA Draft prospect Zhou Qi, a 7'2" center who some NBA pundits believe could be the next Yao Ming.

Roster[edit]

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Xinjiang Flying Tigers roster roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
F 0 United States Philippines Andray Blatche 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 118 kg (260 lb)
F 1 China Li Gen 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 110 kg (243 lb)
G 3 China Wang Zhengbo 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb)
G 7 China Yu Changdong 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 110 kg (243 lb)
C 9 China Zhou Qi 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in) 99 kg (218 lb)
C 11 China Hou Xingyu 2.14 m (7 ft 0 in) 122 kg (269 lb)
F 13 China Korambek Makhan 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 88 kg (194 lb)
F 14 China Abudushalamu Abudurexiti 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 85 kg (187 lb)
G 20 China Xiralijan Muhtar 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb)
C 21 China Sun Mingyang 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 120 kg (265 lb)
G 30 China Wang Zirun 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 77 kg (170 lb)
C 55 China Sun Tonglin 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 110 kg (243 lb)
G -- United States Darius Adams 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 75 kg (165 lb)
G -- China Luo Xudong 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 82 kg (181 lb)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: September 1, 2016

Notable players[edit]

Current

Former

References[edit]

General

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